Bradford's George Flanagan banned for 10 games for attacking player's testicles

Bradford player fined £250 and given lengthy ban after second offence in 18 months

Bradford hooker George Flanagan.
Bradford hooker George Flanagan.

Bradford hooker George Flanagan has been given a 10-match ban after being found guilty of attacking an opponent’s testicles.

Flanagan had been charged by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel with a Grade F incident in the 32nd minute of the Bulls’ 41-16 Challenge Cup second round tie defeat at Featherstone on Sunday, March 21.

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He was referred to a disciplinary tribunal and, after a hearing in Leeds which lasted more than three hours, was also fined £250.

Flanagan, who denied the offence, was given an eight-match ban for a similar offence in August 2019 which ended his season.

On that occasion, he was seen on video footage making contact with Toronto’s French full-back Hakim Miloudi during the Bulls’ 25-20 Championship defeat by the Wolfpack at Odsal. Flanagan pleaded guilty at that hearing to the Grade F charge.